In recent years, healthcare organizations have faced shortages of health personnel, resulting in managers and hospital administrators working to create environments favorable to recruiting and retaining staff. Studies showed that satisfied staff were happier with their jobs, enjoyed their work, had less burnout, and had a greater tendency to stay on the job. Therefore; teamwork has been considered by organizations as one of the means of providing an environment to foster satisfied staff. Other studies also showed relationships between the practice of teamwork and improvements in staff cohesion and camaraderie. Quality of communication, quality of interactions, improved work environment, social networking, trust among staff, working towards common goals, job satisfaction, job enjoyment, reduced burnout, and improved longevity were shown to result from effective practice of teamwork.
Last date updated on June, 2014